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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Suppliants



Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.
Images scanned from the Sedgwick copy of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom are used by courtesy of Mrs J. Sedgwick and are not to be further reproduced except by permission.


Suppliants

Suppliants, 1925–6
Pen and ink, 28.5 cm x 19.5 cm

Tailpiece drawing for Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: 'Feisal would sit down at the end of the tent facing the open side, and we with our backs against the wall, in a semicircle out from him. The slaves brought up the rear, and clustered round the open wall of the tent to control the besetting suppliants who lay on the sand in the tent-mouth, or beyond, waiting their turn' (ch. 19).
PROVENANCE: Bayard L. Kilgour Jr > Houghton Library, Harvard University (1966, MS Eng 1653, no. 54)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Leicester Galleries (1) 1927




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